Dr. Mara Sanadi Wagner, Psy.D., Cert.Psya.
My interest in theoretical depth and clinical mastery brought me from psychology to psychoanalysis. I am interested in how the truth can set us free, and in the many areas of life in which this can take place: psychoanalysis, literature, art, music, film…
My mixed cultural background draws my eye to overarching ways to understand human experience that partake of many traditions. I enjoy the kind of learning that can take place within and between people with opening minds.
Cert.Psya., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1998.
Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 1985.
Echo-location and the dynamics of containment
The uses of fantasy in psychoanalytic research
(1995) Book Review, Counterresistance: The Therapist's Interference With the Therapeutic Process, Gerald Schoenwolf. Northvale; N.J. Jason Aronson, Inc., 1993, 301 pages. In Modern Psychoanalysis, 1995, vol. 20 no. 20 pp. 118-121.
"The Man Who Mistook His Life For A Map," unpublished research study of the fantasies of a man seeking direction.
I often present at clinics, college classrooms, and counseling centers. Topics include:
- Engaging difficult patients
- Treating money inside the clinical relationship
- Working with dreams
- Unpacking film and literature
- Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century